Aubergine 'Emerald Isle' (Grafted)Solanum melongenaEgg Plant

Half-hardy Annual

What is Half-Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Can be grown outdoors but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.

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Unusual green-fruited variety

High yielding

Small fruits with tender skins

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Height Up to 60cm (24in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Half-hardy Annual

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Description

Something a little different to add to your aubergine harvest! Aubergine ‘Emerald Isle’ produces plump, oval fruit which are an unusual pale green colour with darker veining. The fruits are small but plentiful and should be harvested when they are about 35mm in diameter. Flavour and texture is the same as purple varieties but the skin is especially tender. This high-yielding, compact variety was especially developed for container growing. It looks great alongside the purple-streaked variety ‘Pinstripe’. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 60cm (24").

Please note: Your plant may include a grafting clip. Leave this in place and it will fall off naturally as the plant grows.


3 peat-free plug plants (KC7414)

How to Grow
Pot up plants and grow them on in warm, frost free conditions until plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions over 7-10 days before planting out in their final positions. For indoor cultivation, pot on into larger containers or plant 2 aubergines per growbag. Outdoors, plant aubergines in rich fertile soil at a distance of 90cm (3’) apart, in rows spaced 90-120cm (3-4’) apart. Grow aubergines in a sheltered position in full sun. Planting through black plastic mulch will help to warm the soil, control weeds and save moisture.
More Info

Aubergines grow best at temperatures of 25-30C (77-86F) with high humidity levels. Stake aubergine plants as they increase in size and pinch out the main growing tip to encourage a bushy habit. Water regularly to prevent buds from dropping. Once the first flowers have set, feed aubergines every 2 weeks with a high potash tomato feed. Restricting the crop to 5 or 6 per plant will produce the largest fruits. Harvest aubergines by cutting them close to the stem from August onwards, when the fruit appears fully coloured and shiny. Harvest regularly to promote further flowers and to extend the picking season.

Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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